Crash with odd stuff occurring

Just experienced a crash (release version, the one prior to 80.1.4.96).

When I reset the computer (Mac), I saw the following:
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My default browser had been Brave, so I don’t know why this dialog box appeared.

I also don’t know what it means, given that Brave is mentioned both to ‘change’ or ‘keep’ the current default browser.

And most browser windows reloaded in duplicate – i.e., the windows and all of their tabs reloaded twice.

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@mk7z,
That’s pretty strange – can you check ~/Library/Application Support and confirm that you only have on one Brave version installed?

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@mattches Thanks. Is there more than one “Application Support” folder?

I don’t see anything at all for Brave in the one I found. That folder doesn’t appear to be user-based (i.e., it looks to be a top-level hard drive folder).

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@mk7z,
Yes, you should be looking in this one:

@mattches Thanks. There’s a “Brave” folder with lots of stuff but nothing with “brave” in the filename.

There’s also a “BraveSoftware” folder that includes what I assume is the last Dev version I used (& haven’t used for a while).

I don’t know why Brave would get confused about that when reloading following a reset – if that’s what happened – since I’ve been sticking with release version as default browser for months.

@mk7z,
Can you share a screenshot of what you’re seeing on your end? Also, is the Brave you’re using right now the stable version or are you still using the Dev build?

@mattches Do you mean of files/folders? The screenshot that led to my posting was in the original message up at top.

I’ve been using the stable version for months, haven’t been near Dev.

I’m not sure why the ‘About’ screen says I’m up to date. I was prompted to download an update early this morning but declined.

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@mk7z,
Re-run the installer and it will apply the updates to the version you have installed now.

Apologies for my ignorance but what exactly does “Run the installer” mean?

Also, can you clarify what you wanted a screenshot of (your previous reply in the thread)?

Thanks.

@mk7z,
Don’t worry about the screenshot – when I say run the installer, I mean re-run the installer that you used to install Brave initially. You may no longer have it on your machine – in which case, simply go to brave.com/download, download the file and run it.

Running the installer in this way will not overwrite your data, but simply fetch the update files and apply them to the already installed version.

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